Amanda H. Blair, Ph.D.

United States Institute of Peace

Country: United States (District of Columbia)

About Me:

I have worked to end violence and inequality for over a decade. Currently, I am a Research Officer at the United States Institute of Peace where I organize, support, and strengthen research efforts. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, where I conducted research on wartime sexual violence. I have also worked with domestic and international non-profit organizations in a variety of capacities, ranging from providing direct advocacy and designing policy initiatives, to leading fundraising and diversity efforts. I am committed to advancing gender equity through educational and economic opportunities, and freedom from violence. Generally, my expertise includes peace and conflict studies, gender studies, Sub-Saharan African politics, and research methods.

Research Interests

Conflict Processes & War

Gender and Politics

African Politics

Political Violence

Research Methods & Research Design

Sexual Violence

Forced Prostitution

Protracted Insecurity

Sex Trafficking

Armed Conflict

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Countries of Interest


Sierra Leone

South Sudan


Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)